Norm Pattiz

As one of the leaders in the modern era of syndicated radio programming, Norm Pattiz surprised broadcasters in 2012 when after working in network radio for more than three decades—most notably forming Westwood One in 1976—he launched a company in the new medium of podcasting. Today, Podcast One is a network of more than 200 shows. “Radio should be embracing podcasting and digital and make them part of radio so that radio, which has a decades-long history of growing, will be able to keep doing that,” he told annual Radio Show conference last year.